YMCA of Greater Louisville

Republic Bank Foundation YMCA (West Louisville)

1720 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203 502 935 9622
  • Monday — Friday 6 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM


The Y has been teaching swimming for over 100 years with nationally-certified and highly-trained instructors. Our lessons focus on essential, life-saving skills and techniques while helping encourage swimming as an excellent tool for lifelong wellness. Swim lessons provide a wealth of benefits that go far beyond the water.

YMCA swim lessons are available year-round at multiple locations and are designed to ensure safety, success and fun for all participants. Lessons are available for all ages, starting as early as 6 months old. Whether you are a beginner or just want to improve your skills in the water, we have a class that is right for you!

We know during this time you are concerned about your children remaining healthy and safe while they continue to build their skills in the water. We want you to be confident that safety is our top priority and we will follow all CDC guidelines, along with those from state and local officials to ensure we provide the healthiest environment possible. We continue to evaluate new information, and if for any we must cancel an upcoming program, you will receive a full refund or credit.

With a wide variety of schedules available and affordable program rates for all, the Y is always here for you.


  • Join the Y to save and enjoy special member prices on swim lessons!
  • Find out more about reduced rates through our financial assistance program.
  • Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.



Water Discovery (Ages 6 months-3 years)
Parents accompany their infant or toddler in the water, exploring fundamentals like blowing bubbles, back floats and essential safety around water skills.


Swim Basics 1: Water Acclimation (Ages 3 and up)
Increases comfort with underwater exploration and introduces basic self rescue skills performed with assistance.

Swim Basics 2: Water Movement (Ages 3 and up)
Encourages forward movement in water and basic self rescue skills performed independently.

Swim Basics 3: Water Stamina (Ages 3 and up)
Develops intermediate self rescue skills and introduces rhythmic breathing with integrated movements.


Swim Strokes 4: Stroke Introduction (Ages 3 and up)
Introduces basic technique for front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke kick, butterfly kick, treading water and elementary backstroke.

Swim Strokes 5: Stroke Development (Ages 6 and up)
Develops technique for all major competitive strokes and reinforces safety through continued work on treading water and sidestroke.

Swim Strokes 6: Stroke Mechanics (Ages 6 and up)
Refines technique for all major competitive strokes and encourages swimming as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Keep swimming and save! Swimmers who participate in 4 consecutive sessions of swim lessons will get $10 off the fifth session.


For more information, please contact Kristina Kluesner at kluesner@ymcalouisville.org or at 502.935.9622.
Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.